June 16th is Bloomsday

Photo of James Joyce by Berenice Abbott

From Molly Bloom’s soliloquy, the final line of Ulysses by James Joyce:

“…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. “

Happy Bloomsday, everyone! Let us celebrate with a viewing of Pitch ‘n’ Putt with Joyce ‘n’ Beckett

via Colin Peters

2 Responses to “June 16th is Bloomsday”

  1. Carla Kihlstedt Says:

    That made my day. More than that, it warmed my heart in a most satisfying and peculiar way. Two sides of a most comi-tragic human coin.

  2. Dan Borg Says:

    Bloody brilliant if you’d ask me.